It is with the heaviest heart I inform you that Toby, my orange boy and the cat of my heart, also passed over the Bridge on Jan. 22. In his case it was obstruction, likely brought on by crystals. He showed distress so I took him to the ER vet about 8 pm. We made the decision together that a gentle release was the kindest option. Unlike Leia, he was plagued for years with multiple health issues. He was tired of hurting, of multiple vet visits, and treatments.
This has been a truly awful month for new angels. Both of mine, plus Ellen's Tallulah, and I just read about Nerissa's Life losing their Andy suddenly. I think in Toby's case, he just couldn't cope with the loss of his house mate. Like her, he was 15.
I don't know what will happen with this blog. I'll visit sometimes, it's hard to lose all my blogosphere friends; I think we started this blog in 2007.
Condolences are not required, we've all had to offer so many lately. I still haven't had the heart to thank everyone who left them for Leia. To go through this again three weeks later just seems too much to bear.
Oh my god, this is just so very terrible. I am crying as I feel this heartbreak for you again. We are so sorry. 💔ReplyDelete
I sure do understand how you feel about the blog...it is very hard to give up all our dear friends. I hope you will see a particular day or hop i.e. wordless Wednesday or Awww Mondays, etc that you can stay connected with all of us. Maybe you can take us on some exporation around your city. Take care of yourself...the adjustment is a process it takes the time it takes. You are a very valued friend with such sweet comments.
With tons of understanding and many hugs. I'm here for you.
Oh no, we're so sorry you have to go through this again. Purrs and hugsReplyDelete
Oh no, I am so sorry for your loss of dear Toby. I am sure you are right and that he couldn't cope with losing Leia. I send you love and hugs.ReplyDelete
It is far too early to decide what to do yet, but like you, when Eric and Flynn had passed I didn't want to lose all my friends I had made over the years.
Take time to grieve, then if and when you are ready maybe you could do Flashback memories posts. Whatever you decide on, we are all here to support you.
I am in tears for you. This is so unfair. Sending you love and hugs. XOReplyDelete
We can’t even... We are so very very sorry.ReplyDelete
We are so sorry. We've had losses back to back and it is so terrible. PurrsReplyDelete
Oh no -so sorry, his heart must have been broken. My heart is breaking for you. My deepest sympathy.ReplyDelete
Oh no...it is just so hard..I’m so sorry for your loss of Toby. He was such a precious kitty. I always loved seeing his adorable, gentle face. As you said, maybe he couldn’t cope with loss of Leia.. Please know my thoughts are with you. Sending hugs. xoReplyDelete
This is indeed heartbreaking news and we do have to reply.ReplyDelete
Losing two precious babies so close together is really hard to bear.
We wish we could say something to help with the grief, but there is nothing.This just hurts.
We send love and hugs.
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ
and mum Nancy
I have nothing to say that will help. I'm so sorry.ReplyDelete
I am so very sorry.ReplyDelete
You know how I feel. I'll listen whenever you want to talk about Leia or Toby - or anything else. You aren't alone though I'm sure it feels like it.ReplyDelete
I know there's really nothing I can say that will help. I'm just so deeply sorry to hear this. This is very sad.ReplyDelete
RIP Angel Toby; we are sorry that you had to run off to The Rainbow Bridge. We won’t forget you. Hugs and purrs.ReplyDelete
I beg to differ, condolences are always required by simple good manners when a friend is hurting. My heart goes out to youReplyDelete
I’m so sorry... losing a beloved furbaby is never easy, especially two. My heart breaks for you. Sending hugs and hope that your memories of Leia and Toby will eventually bring you comfort instead of heartacheReplyDelete
We are so very sorry.ReplyDelete
It only hurts as much as you loved them, which can be quite a lot at times.ReplyDelete
We're heartbroken to hear this sad and terrible news. Please just know we love you, and send hugs and light and all good thoughts. XOReplyDelete
Warmest hugs from me. I wish there was something to say to make this better but there isn't, really. I am so sorry. Take care of yourself and remember something good and funny about your furkids, every day. xx TrishReplyDelete
I'm so sorry - sending gentle purrz and loving hugsReplyDelete
Slash (cat) and Karen (Mum)
We are so heartbroken over here - for you, and because we loved Toby (and Leia) too, and they were a significant part of our extended blogging family. I can't believe they are both gone in such a short period of time (even though it makes sense in a way, because they were family, and bonded). Many, many purrs to you. <3ReplyDelete
Each and every departure is like losing your heart all over again. I am so very sorry that you have had to go through so much in such a short period of time. The price of our love for our companions lies in great pain when they leave us, always too soon.ReplyDelete
#1 at The Poupounette
It's heartbreaking! So very very sorry! ❤️ReplyDelete
I am deeply sorry and again in tears at this awful loss to you. Both babies, and so quickly. So very hard to deal with. We all love both angels. Please accept my condolences . Katie and I send love.ReplyDelete
So very sorry to hear of your loss. You are watched over now by beloved kitty angels.ReplyDelete
Godspeed Toby, you are and always will be our totally awesome friend; we won’t forget you or Leia. We cant begin to imagine how mom feels, please know we send hugs and loves to you and her. We are beyond sorry. Heaven is an awesome place and you are living your 10th life without sorrows or suffering, but we know mom’s heart is filled with it right now, we hope she realizes we all are here for her.ReplyDelete
dai$y, tuna, mackerull, dude, sauce and boomer
So incredibly heartbreaking. We are so very sorry for your loss. Hugs and comforting purrs.ReplyDelete
We are so very sorry. Love and hugs from all of us.ReplyDelete
We are so sorry for the loss of your precious Toby. Big healing hugs. ♥ReplyDelete
We are so sorry to hear your Toby joined Leia across the Bridge. A double loss like this seems more than doubly hard. We send you deepest condolences and many purrs. XOXOXO from Spitty and his HumanReplyDelete
We are so deeply sorry to hear this! Both Toby and Leia will always hold a special place in our hearts; thank you for letting us get to know them.ReplyDelete
We all send you hugs -
Cammie, Mags, and KZK
Condolences are left because people care, so yes they are necessary. Your friends want you to know they care. It's very hard to lose one, to lose two so close together is .. no words! We are so very sorry about Toby leaving too. Take some time to heal. Warm hugs!ReplyDelete
We are so sorry to read about Toby. He and Leia are together again, pain free and healthy - and they ill still be a presence for you. Purrayers.ReplyDelete
We are so very sorry, purrs of comfort and paws of sympathy from all of us here.ReplyDelete
We were heartbroken and could not post about Leia yet, we did not know how to express our sorrow, and then when we read about Toby, we knew we had to stop by and tell you we are deeply saddened by your losses that you and your family have had these last few weeks. We send you Love, Purrs and Strength!ReplyDelete
Purrs and Love
Marv and Mom
PS: I like to think Nellie Bellie was there to meet Leia and now Toby when they went over the bridge.
I know you said that condolences are not required, but you most certainly have them nonetheless. My heart goes out to you, and my thoughts and prayers are with you very heavily right now. May you find peace and comfort in the fond memories you share with your beautiful angels. Until you all meet again.ReplyDelete
So horrible, so horrible. Godspeed, little ones.ReplyDelete
I have no words. So very sorry for your losses in such a short amount of time. :-(ReplyDelete
Not needed maybe, but we are so very sorry. Our hearts break for you. We're sendin' hugs and purrayers.ReplyDelete
Dezi and Raena
We just learned that your Toby Heart Cat went over the Bridge. Our Best Purrs Of Comfort to you. Words can never fully express our sympathy over this loss, but we offer them...ReplyDelete
TBT says that when Beins and Cats first lived together, they made an agreement. That Beings would provide shelter and warmth and daily food and we cats would catch pests and use litter boxes. And that both would be companions in good times and bad. But also, because Beings lived longer, they would make our passage from this world easier when we were old or hurty even when they did not want us to leave them.
We honor your hard choice...
Purrs and prayers - our hearts go out to you.ReplyDelete
I am deeply sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet Toby. Any animal is hard to lose, but when it is your soul cat it is even that much harder. I know that words sound very empty right now, but please know, each of us who has left messages understands and have been right where you are. Go gentle on yourself, it's been very rough with the loss of Leia and now Toby. It will take a long time to find your new normal, but I will be thinking and praying for you. Big hugs.ReplyDelete
We are so very sorry for Toby's passing, and for Leia's too. We're sending our purrs and hugs to you, though we know that words are little comfort.ReplyDelete
Wishing you peace in your heart, in time.
Kim, Nicki and Derry (formerly Fuzzy Tales)
You lost an amazing cat. How lucky you were he picked you for his family * high paw *ReplyDelete
ps just wanted you to know also tried to send you an email but it bounced back--just want you to know the cats send their loveReplyDelete
So very sorry for your losses.ReplyDelete
have a great day
We're so sorry to read this. Sending big hugs and purrs of luv.ReplyDelete
So sorry of your loss. Soft Pawkisses to comfort you💗Fly free beautiful Soul💗💗💗ReplyDelete